I'm looking into getting a background to play on, I've been hunting for ages and come down to a couple of options.
The issue I have is size ... according to the rules the play surface should be 3 foot square, is everyone agreed on playing on this small a surface? as we have played all games so far at the club on a 4 foot square, but i play at home on 3 foot and it feel better, ships start closer together, less opportunity to stay out of a fight in 3+ player games.
There's a space fabric that a company in the states makes, it's just normal printed cotton fabric so should be quite cheap compared to getting a specific battle mat. Should the company come back to me with a decent postage price then i'll get enough ordered for a couple of backgrounds.
I would copy a link, but it's on my PC at home.
The fabric itself is ~ $15 for enough for one board worth (+ postage)
Ordering a specific battle mat, the cheapest i found comes out at $32 including delivery, but it looks like it would be fairly thick felt, and annoying to fold / roll up. there isn't much detail on the basic mat, plus reviews say they are shockingly slow to deliver. upgraded mats with more detail run at $42.
Option 3 (more work, but really cheap)
Buying plain black fabric and airbrushing on a background, Hobycraft are doing an amazing deal on fabric paints at the moment (clearing old stock), and getting plain fabric would come out at less than £5 a mat. I could also make the mat's 4x4 with a 6inch plain border around the edge for templates etc so it fits on the 4x4 at the club nicely, but gives the correct 3x3 playing area.
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